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  • Munich conference brings hope for clarity on U.S. priorities

    BERLIN – Top world leaders, diplomats and defense officials are getting their first opportunity to meet with members of the Trump administration amid ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 1:03 am
  • Salt of the earth: Road salt miners chip away at winter need

    HAMPTON CORNERS, N.Y. – Deep below upstate New York's farm country, workers in ghostly tunnels are praying for snow.
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 12:53 am
  • Family, friends describe 'nice girl' embroiled in Kim case

    JAKARTA, Indonesia – Family and former neighbors of the Indonesian woman suspected of involvement in the audacious killing of the North Korean leader' ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 12:51 am
  • President Trump seeks to end legal fight with revised travel ban

    SAN FRANCISCO – President Donald Trump's administration said in court documents on Thursday it wants an end to the legal fight over its ban on travele ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 3:41 pm
  • 'Day Without Immigrants' protest closes many U.S. restaurants

    PHILADELPHIA – The heart of Philadelphia's Italian Market was uncommonly quiet. Fine restaurants in the nation's capital and New York closed for the d ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 2:18 pm
  • President Trump defends start of administration, bashes media

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump mounted a vigorous defense of his presidency and accused America's news media of being "out of control" at a White ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 12:46 pm
  • Trump names Acosta as new choice to become labor secretary

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Thursday announced law school dean R. Alexander Acosta as his new labor secretary nominee, one day after his or ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 12:20 pm
  • Applications for unemployment benefits edge up 5,000

    WASHINGTON – The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose slightly last week but still remained at a level indicating a healthy job m ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 8:10 am
  • Congress blocks rule barring mentally impaired from guns

    WASHINGTON – Congress on Wednesday sent President Donald Trump legislation blocking an Obama-era rule designed to keep guns out of the hands of certai ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 12:36 am
  • Trump charts new Mideast course; maybe no separate Palestine

    WASHINGTON – Charting a striking new course for the Middle East, President Donald Trump on Wednesday withheld clear support for an independent Palesti ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 12:35 am
  • Pentagon boss to NATO nations: Increase military spending

    BRUSSELS – In an ultimatum to America’s allies, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told fellow NATO members Wednesday to increase military spending by year’ ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 12:33 am
  • A crush of crises all but buries the young Trump White House

    WASHINGTON – Less than a month into his tenure, Donald Trump’s White House is beset by a crush of crises.
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 12:31 am
  • SPLC says the number of anti-Muslim hate groups on the rise

    WASHINGTON – The number of anti-Muslim hate groups in the United States has nearly tripled since 2015, due in part to radical Islamic attacks and the ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 2:08 pm
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump's iffy grasp of autism research

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump has weighed in on child autism, apparently without a complete grasp of the research.
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 2:08 pm
  • Congress makes it easier for mentally disabled people to purchase a gun

    WASHINGTON – Congress on Wednesday sent President Donald Trump legislation blocking an Obama-era rule designed to keep guns out of the hands of certai ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 12:37 pm
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